Archive for the ‘Demon Drop’ Category

The incredible voice of Paul Frees

I’ve always wondered who voiced those early to mid 80’s commercials for Demon Drop and Gemini and I’ve found the answer Paul Frees, who has done many voices including the narrator for Disney’s Haunted Mansion:

We all know him from the Demon Drop and Gemini commercials that aired on TV and Radio:

Kinda makes you wonder if there were any commercials for Jumbo Jet? I don’t really recall….

Save the last ride for me!

“Please stop – I want that ticket for Demon Drop.”
Demon Drop

The last Contest of the season for the last ride on the Demon Drop is happening 11/01/09. Cedar Point Announced on there blog (Want The Last Ride On Demon Drop?) that 12 full time staff members (the ones that wear the blue, rectangular name tags) will have 2 Golden Tickets around there necks and all you have to do is walk up a say EXACTLY “Please stop – I want that ticket for Demon Drop.” and you will get those 2 golden tickets.. If the numbers are 4, 3, 2 or 1 you will be the last 4 people that will ride the Demon Drop before it moves across country to it’s new home. Let’s Ride!

Demon Drop’s Final Season at CP.

In an article that appeared on the LA Times website (Travel Section: Knott’s Berry Farm to add 1980s-era thrill ride in 2010), Cedar Point’s Demon Drop is relocating to sister park Knotts Berry Farm for 2010. So you have this weekend and next to get to the Point to ride the Demon Drop one final time or travel to Knotts Berry Farm in 2010. There is also an interesting article at Theme Park Insider “Knott’s Berry Farm causes jaws to drop with Demon Drop deal”. Check out this video I found on YouTube. At :39 you see the Space Needle and the Wildcat, however there is no AR/DT so this video was taken Between open day of the Demon Drop 1983 and 1985 when Avalanche Run opened. A great view of were the Jumbo Jet was located, which is now populated by various support buildings.

Here is the TV commercial for Demon Drop:

Perhaps they are making room for thelostcoaster, aka the Jumbo Jet…. Now wouldn’t that be cool? Let’s Ride.